Smiling Moose Deli, which got its start in the Vail Valley in 2003, recently opened four new locations in Ohio, South Dakota, Montana and North Dakota. But this casual deli chain has not only expanded its geographic range: it's also expanded its menu with a brand-new dish, the Mo!Mac, a combination ... More >>
Back in 2010, the folks at Condomania, a web-based condom retailer, came out with a list of states ranked by penis size (based on the size of condoms people from each one ordered), and Colorado placed 40th! Oh, the shame! This year, however, Condomania's updated its list, and Colorado has made a bi ... More >>
Over the past few months, I've enjoyed breakfast drinks, sophisticated French cocktails, erudite winter warmers and a desperate cry for help in liquid form. All this fancy mixology stuff is well and good. But to quote Liberace by way of De La Soul, for my next number I'd like to return to the class ... More >>
Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard was born in Boulder in 1987 as Good Times Drive-Thru Burgers. Those were good times, indeed: '87 was a good year for banana hair clips, jelly shoes and skinny ties. But how on the burger-bombarded earth did Good Times manage to survive with the staggering amount o ... More >>
Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>
Returning to the Boulder Book Store for the first time since 2006, Chuck Klosterman was a new breed of literary animal on this visit. Now the author of two fiction novels and a new essay collection about the dark truths of self-deception, Klosterman is no longer the dismissable pop nerd who instruct ... More >>
This weekend was filled with snow, which meant the few people who were out and about bundled up. Now the time has come for some to commence their work weeks and others to take off on spring break. During these white-washed early days of spring, we spotted Daniel Barrett, a North Dakota native who wo ... More >>
When 86-year-old newspaper columnist Marilyn Hagerty wrote her now-famous review of a North Dakota Olive Garden back in March, I wouldn't say that her story changed the path of restaurant reviews everywhere -- or even anywhere. But it did give food writers, myself included, an appreciation for the f ... More >>
Duncan Smith Dazzle 930 Lincoln Street 303-839-5100 www.dazzlejazz.com This is part on of my interview with Duncan Smith, exec chef of Dazzle. Part two of our conversation will run in this space tomorrow. Here's what you'll find in Duncan Smith's refrigerator at home: a six-pack of beer, several ... More >>
Marilyn Hagerty , the 85-year-old woman who's the "Eat Beat" columnist at the Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota, has been getting an abundance of press since her review of the Olive Garden went viral. Marilyn-mania began with her original review of the popular Italian chain, which had some readers ... More >>
What does climate change have to do with skiing and snowboarding? Everything, according to Auden Schendler -- Vice President of Sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company, board member of Protect Our Winters, and author of Getting Green Done: Hard Truths from the Front Lines of the Sustainability Revolu ... More >>
More pics below.The Daily Beast recently dubbed Denver America's angriest city -- but there's a lot of happiness nearby. Last year, Boulder was dubbed the happiest U.S. city in a Gallup Well-Being Index survey, and the community has repeated the feat. But that's not all. Look below to see oth ... More >>
Combine the uncertainties of global climate change with the usual crazy Colorado springtime weather for these frightening future forecasts...
In possibly one of the strangest bills yet, we've just learned that KISS is slated to kick off this year's Cheyenne Frontier Days and rodeo on Friday, July 23. The other acts on the bill, we think you'll agree, are slightly less incongruous: Brooks & Dunn, Aaron Tippin & Neal McCoy, Clay Walk ... More >>
"I'm small, but I'm powerful."So ...I love city and state rankings. I even wrote a whole ode to them once. I'm fully aware that they're complete bullshit, just bait for us desperate blogger-types to suck down and spit out in the form of free publicity for whichever company pulled the alleged ... More >>
For a while, it looked as if the most notable thing to happen at the Denver auditions for American Idol would be the death of a dog left locked in a car by an idiotic wannabe from North Dakota. Frankly, most of the contestants seen receiving golden tickets to Hollywood during last night's Denver-b ... More >>
"By the time you get that commuter rail line out to Thornton, most Adams County residents will be commuting to their jobs in North Dakota by hydrogen-powered time machines."
Stop resting easy, pal. You're not endangered anymore.Last December, when President Barack Obama first announced the nomination of Colorado Senator Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior, Tucson's Center for Biological Diversity criticized the choice, claiming that Salazar's environmental r ... More >>
Sometimes we have to dig a little to find a shmuck worthy of our weekly dishonor. And sometimes, a dude lets his girlfriend's terrier die a slow death out in the car while he watches her audition for American Idol. Oh, Quincy Vanderbilt from North Dakota. You could have done so many things diffe ... More >>
A Flickr photo"No golden ticket for you." The American Idol auditions that turned Invesco Field at Mile High into an ear-damage danger zone for three days earlier this week racked up at least one casualty. Quincy Vanderbilt, a 24-year-old North Dakotan was charged with animal cruelty and given an A ... More >>
The report in today's Rocky Mountain News was a real eye-opener (and we're not talking a Bloody Mary): According to Bill Scanlan's "State fades a little in health stats," Colorado fell from the 16th to the 19th healthiest state in the latest report from America's Health Rankings, largely ... More >>
Memoirist Chuck Klosterman ditches first person to write a novel.
From the week of January 5, 2006
Big & Rich deliver country music without prejudice.
Bill Schantz and Paul Bailey are beating the odds.
Colder Than Fargo's brittle compositions thrive in spite of the frozen terrain that frames them.
Winter Women's Workshop is hot
Russell Johnson wages a war on weeds at Cherry Creek State Park.
Chump-change baseball teams find a pot of gold in the early season.
The Denver Curling Club searches for respect after five years without a home.
Guitarist Shannon Curfman brings something new to the teen craze. It's called talent.
They’ve been worshiped, they’ve been slaughtered. Now bison are back—so why won’t you buy some burger?
A lawsuit is driving DU's Graduate School of Professional Psychology crazy -- or was it already?
Kansas farmers say their weather-modification program causes rain. Colorado farmers say it causes trouble.